As the effects of climate change become clear both locally and around the globe, the public is invited to learn about the role of their personal carbon footprints and how they can influence positive change. The Town of Saugeen Shores Environmental Sustainability Ad Hoc Committee, in partnership with Project Neutral and with the support of the Nuclear Innovation Institute, will be hosting an online event called Making a Difference One Person at a Time: Measuring Your Carbon Footprint on Wednesday, January 19 from 7-8 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for the public to learn about climate change and how your actions can have an impact,” says Mayor Luke Charbonneau, also a panelist for the event. “I am looking forward to participating in this event and gaining strategies to influence positive change for generations to come.”

The event will feature a diverse group of panelists as well as a presentation on climate change, and what individuals can do to lower their carbon footprints. The public can register for the live virtual event by visiting www.SaugeenShores.ca/CarbonFootprintEvent.

“We all have a role to play in our effort to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” says Chad Richards, NII. “Measuring personal and household carbon footprints can be a meaningful exercise that sheds light on how our individual activities contribute to the challenge we face while highlighting the influence that we have as consumers to make a difference.”